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Old 06-30-2009, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from the UK

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I'm Rob - I drive a '98 VW polo (6N for all you dubbers). I don't think it was sold over in the States but its kinda cool - basically designed for cheap family transport, true VW idIology, and Cruising on the german autobahns at high speed so its quite slippery for a mid ninties hatchback.

I bought it as a project car as My last Hypermiler (vauxhall astra diesel) was totalled when i was tailgated on the highway.

Plans?
a few aero tweaks mainly out-of-sight-out-of-mind stuff like undertrays, skinny tyres, lowering, stop/start button etc wheel trims

Pics to follow


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Old 06-30-2009, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Definitely looking forward to the pics. I wish we got the Polo over here, I believe its smaller than our Jetta.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OH YES!! much smaller, it runs the MK2 golf suspension but in a more compacted layout. nothing compared to the LUPO though, thats tiny - yet feel weirdly big inside!!






Inbuilt spoiler (barely see it) in the metal work


crying out for a microKAMM !!

Sorry no front shots but my fiancee was blocking the driveway with her cars so i couldn't move it back far enough.

Plans are simple - going to do a few simple aero and mech mods so that the car can be driven by a lay person and still return 50MPGus on the highway with no special techniques. thinking about linking a stop start to the Neutral location on the gear shift( its manual so that could be difficult)

feel free to add suggestions!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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robchalmers -

Welcome to EM! Cool Polo. If I had one, I'd put a "Marco" sticker somewhere on the car. But that's just me.

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice Polo, it looks in good condition too. (And i like the colour)

Oh, for the MoT, i believe you only legally need one side mirror, and the internal rear view one. Check at your local garage before removing any though.
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Yeah the whole '2 operational mirrors' deal - tbh I want/need two outer ones for the amount off highway driving I do so I'm gonna look into some smoothed ones.

Going to put some standard 155/70/13 tyres instead of these 175 scrubbers! also Going to get the tracking checked, it looks ,visually, like its got alot of toe-out currently.

I've put a duct tape grill blank on to test seeing how its so hot at the mo!
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Front shots





not really set up for aero at the mo just testing the running temps as we're getting 100+degF here! (for once!!)

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